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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Samsung Exhibits at Baselworld 2017 with Samsung Gear S3 Smart Watch

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Making its official debut at Baselworld 2017, Samsung is planning to showcase its Samsung Gear S3. Some may recall that last year at Baselworld, Samsung had an unofficial presence at the show when luxury watch brand deGrisogono showed off its first Smart watch, the de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2. Now, Samsung exhibits at Baselworld 2017 in…

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Montblanc Joins SmartWatch World with Montblanc Summit Smart Watch with Google, Android Wear 2.0 OS

The Montblanc Summit has so much to offer on the wrist that there is almost no need for a phone.

Well it has been quite a week — with so many announcements of new smart watches. In fact, when we planned this week to be our Smart Watch Week, we had no idea that it would all unfold before our eyes. Yet, here we are — marking the unveiling of Montblanc’s full foray into Smart…

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Fossil Brand Smart Watches, Q Series, Introduces New Touch Screens with Google Android Wear 2.0 OS

Fossil brand smart watches to offer new touch screen with Google Android 2.0 OS

Continuing this week’s focus on smart watches and smart watch news, the Fossil brand brings its smartwatch touchscreen to the Android Wear 2.0 operating system, the same OS that  TAG Heuer uses in its new Connected Modular 45 smart watch. Beginning today, the Fossil brand watches with the new operating system make their appearance on the…

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Movado Partners with Google for New Movado Connect Smartwatch Collection

Movado Museum Sport Motion watch made its debut late in 2015

While Baselworld is around the corner, this week we are focusing attention on the new Smart Watch announcements taking place around the world. Today, we bring news of the new alliance wherein Movado partners With Google to launch Movado Connect, a new Smartwatch Collection, Movado Connect. While the timepieces will not be officially unveiled until…

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Introducing the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Watch – Customizable Smart Watch with 4,000 Iterations

The new TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45mm smart watch is totally customizable.

In an official unveiling last night in San Francisco and today in Switzerland, TAG Heuer unveils its second TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch – totally officially Swiss Made and in a modular format so that buyers can customize almost any aspect of the watch to suit their needs. In total, TAG Heuer says as…

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Interview: Peter Stas of Frederique Constant Speaks Out About Horological Smartwatches

Peter Stas, CEO of Frederique Constant and initiator of the Horological Smartwatch concept.

The Smart Watch. Those couple of words can send shivers down the neck of certain “traditional” watch brand executives. Not so with Peter Stas of Frederique Constant. This well-known brand has not only accepted the Smart Watch concept, but also has fully embraced it — unveiling several new smart collections and even starting a separate…

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Daylight Saving Time Starts:Spring Ahead, Lose an Hour’s Sleep

Daylight Saving Time is this weekend ... spring ahead

At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 12 (or before you go to bed on Saturday night, March 11), remember to turn your clocks ahead by one hour — for Daylight Saving Time adjustments. The reason we practice or implement Daylight Saving Time is somewhat obscure. Some say it is practiced in an effort to save energy, but…

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Lace for Men? Absolutely. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mysterieuse

The movement of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mysterieuse consists of 441 parts.

Since the advent of watch and clocking making the popular methodology for capturing the passage of time is through the use of one short hand to denote hours and a long hand to indicate the minutes. However, there are times when a manufacturer steps beyond convention and delivers a unique reinterpretation of the status quo…

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Self-Taught Watchmaker, Actor Aldis Hodge of Underground Talks About the Show, as Season 2 Starts Tonight

Underground Season 2 with Aldis Hodge starts tonight.

Tonight marks the season premier of the second season of WGN’s Underground, which I have been waiting for for a while. The show, which stars our friend Aldis Hodge is all about slavery in America and portrays the lives of the slaves in a personal rendition that is well thought out.  Recently we had the…

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Peter Speake-Marin Crazy Skulls Watch Review

The complex movement of the Peter Speak-Marin Crazy Skulls watch includes animation, sound and more.

Moving skulls, a minute repeater carillon, a tourbillon … does it get much better? The newly unveiled (you can see it at Baselworld) Peter Speake-MarinCrazy Skulls watch is — well — a little bit crazy. Of course, that’s what makes it so exciting. If you know Peter Speake-Marin as I do, you know that the gentle man…

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